Meta 2008 Presidential Primary Post
With so many things happening, but with so little time to write about it all, I’m going to link to some thought provoking and informative posts from around the blogosphere regarding the ’08 primary season:
- As has been predicted in certain corners of the internet, the media love affair with Barack Obama is probably nearing an end since St. John McCain is going to be the Republican nominee for president (the press hearts John). Glenn Greenwald examines some of the attacks unleashed against Obama this week and finds most of them wanting (though as Greenwald notes, this particular item from the National Review is especially vile).
- I expect that the chattering classes will be abuzz over tomorrow’s front page New York Times piece regarding John McCain’s first presidential run in 2000 and his cozy (perhaps too cozy?) relationship with a female lobbyist.
- Speaking (again) of Mr. McCain, this seems to be a rather odd angle of attack against Obama. The same day the U.S. military executed a unilateral strike inside Pakistan against al-Queda leaders, McCain essentially accused Obama of being too much of a hawk. Considering McCain has said he would go to “the gates of hell” to get Osama Bin Laden, it seems a little odd to stop your pursuit at the Pakistani border.
- Speaking of being too hawkish, everyone needs to remember that we have a presumptive presidential candidate that joked about bombing Iran to a Beach Boys tune and who thinks we should be in Iraq for “100 years”.